The choko leaves look like vine leaves, and are a similar texture, although they cook quite well and are not too tough. It is used in the same way as spinach is. For a bunch similar size to the one on the left i pay 20 toea, about 8c. The corned beef was $8 kina, $au 3.20.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Well today i cooked some local tucker. I asked Janet what she would like for lunch and this was her choice! She gave me a cooking lesson. I know it may seem unthinkable, but as it is a staple around here i thought i should give it ago......... Yup, i ate meat in a can, corned beef to be exact. After my year ten experience with SPAM on a hiking camp, i vowed never to eat meat in a can again. But yanno, it wasn't too bad. It did feel a little like i was eating cat food, but other than that the taste wasn't too bad. I fried it up with some choko leaves, garlic, onion a few tomatoes and served it on rice.